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Proposal 199201000: Habitat Imprvmnt/Enhnmnt - Fort Hall, Idaho

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Table of Contents
Part 1. Administration and Budgeting
Section 1: General Administrative
Section 2: Project Location
Section 3: Project Species
Section 4: Past Accomplishments
Section 5: Relationship to Other Projects
Section 6: Biological Objectives
Section 7: Work Elements
Section 8: Budget
Section 9: Project Future
Section 10: Documents
Part 2. Reviews
Part 1 of 2. Administration and Budgeting
Section 1: General Administrative Information
Process Information:
Date Proposal Submitted & Finalized Status Form Generator
July 13, 2006 Finalized Hunter Osborne

Proposal Type: Ongoing
Proposal Number: 199201000
Proposal Name: Habitat Imprvmnt/Enhnmnt - Fort Hall, Idaho
BPA Project Manager: Jan Brady
Agency, Institution or Organization: Shoshone Bannock Tribes
Short Description: Provide conditions to maintain a self-perpetuating trout fishery for the tribal membership and general public through implementation of habitat restoration, enhancement, and protection projects on the Fort Hall Reservation.
Information Transfer: Data and information will be used to evaluate habitat enhancement projects completed in previous years and modify to increase efficacy for further enahancing and protecting stream conditions on the Fort Hall Bottoms.
 
Project Proposal Contacts
Contact Organization Address Phone/Email Roles Notes
Form Submitter
Hunter Osborne Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of Fort Hall 29 Shoshone Dr. / P.O. Box 306
Fort Hall ID 83203
Ph: 208.239.4564
Fax: 208.478.3986
Email: hosborne@shoshonebannocktribes.com
Form Submitter
All Assigned Contacts
Hunter Osborne Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of Fort Hall 29 Shoshone Dr. / P.O. Box 306
Fort Hall ID 83203
Ph: 208.239.4564
Fax: 208.478.3986
Email: hosborne@shoshonebannocktribes.com
Form Submitter

Section 2: Project Location
Sponsor Province: Upper Snake ARG Province: No Change
Sponsor Subbasin: Snake Upper ARG Subbasin: No Change
Location(s) at which the action will be implemented
Latitude Longitude Waterbody Location Description County/State Subbasin Primary?
112 34'31.79 43 01'37.05" Fort Hall, Bottoms Bannock and Bingham, Idaho Snake Upper No

Section 3: Focal Species
Focal Species:
Primary Secondary Additional Species
Yellowstone Cutthroat
Other Resident
natural spawning rainbow x cutthroat hybrids

Section 4: Past Accomplishments
Past Accomplishments for Each Fiscal Year of This Project
Fiscal Year Accomplishments
2005 .75km of steel jack and rail fence at Moonshine cr. 2,410 native wetlands plants grown in tribal nursery and planted on 75m stream bank on Spring Cr. 795 willows grown in tribal nursery and planted Spring cr. Monitor and evaluation abiotic and biotic.
2004 1250 willow and 3907 native wetlands plugs grown in greenhouse and planted on sloped banks on bottoms and West Fork Bannock cr. Monitoring and evaluation of abiotic and biotic variables. 100m jack and rail fence on newly sloped stream bank.
2003 Monitor and evaluation of abiotic and biotic variables. 50m of streambank sloped and revegetated with native wetlands plants. 300 native wetlands plugs grown in tribal nursery and planted, on Bottoms and West Fork. Telemetry continued.
2002 966m jack and rail fence on East fork Diggie cr. 259m jack and rail on wood cr. 64m jack and rail Spring cr. Monitoring and evaluation of abiotic and biotic variables. Telemetry project implemented on Bottoms, 32 adult trout radio tagged.
2001 70m jack and rail fencing on East Fork Diggie cr. 1km 4 strand barbed and 100m jack and rail on Portneuf River 200m jack and rail West Fork Bannock cr. 200m jack and rail Ross Fork Bannock cr. Monitor and Evaluation of abiotic and biotic variables.
2000 80m of treatment of strembank on East Fork Diggie cr. 1.4km of riparian fence completed for Ross Fork cr. 270m fence along Diggie cr. tributary. Monitor and evaluation of abiotic and biotic variables. Results of yct genetic survey find 2 streams pure.
1999 1,327m evergreen revetments for rearing and bank protection. 3km of jack and rail fencing Monitoring of biotic and abiotic variables. Genetic survey and analysis of salmonids on Fort Hall Reservation.
1998 1,500m jack and rail exclosure fence 935 willow pole cuttings planted 1,230m evergreen revetments placed for rearing habitat and bank protection. Repair of bank slopings and structures. Monitoring and evaluation of abiotic and biotic variables.
1997 1,745 sillow pole cuttings planted 297m evergreen revetments placed for rearing Repair and construction of bank slopings and instream structures. Monitoring and evaluation of biotic and abiotic variables.
1996 1,845 willow pole cuttings, 30 cattails planted 660m evergreen revetments placed for rearing habitat and bank protection repaired numerous bank slopings and instream structures M & E of abiotic and biotic variables.
1995 1200m jack and rail exclosure fence 2,105 willow pole cuttings, 193 cattails, 95 willow wattles placed for bank stabalization 371m evergreen revetments placed for trout rearing and bank stabalization bank slopings and maintenance of instream structures
1994 6,000m jack and rail exclosue fence 9,618 willow shoots, 130 cattails planted 300m evergreen retments place for rearing trout
1993 3,850m jack and rail exclosure fence 7,124 willow shoots planted 760m evergreen revetments placed along stream bank for rearing Numerous bank slopings and structures Monitoring and evalustion of biotic and abiotic variables.
1992 Completed large stream restoration and enhancement project on Clear Creek on the Fort Hall Bottoms. Consisted of instream habitat structures, revegetation, and protection (fencing) of riparian and project area from grazing buffalo.

Section 5: Relationships to Other Projects
Other Current Projects Related to this Project (any funding source)
Funding Source Related ID Related Project Title Relationship
BPA 200205900 Yankee Fork Salmon R Restorati If funded in fy07 this project will restore, enhance and protect approx. 1km of Yankee Fork. Project 199201000 will provide some equipment and seed stock and/or plants and technical expertise.
BPA 200302400 Shoshone-Bannock Tr Fish Produ Provide seed stock to re-establish Yellowstone cutthroat on the Fort Hall Reservation.

Section 6: Biological Objectives
Biological Objectives of this Proposed Project
Biological Objective Full Description Associated Subbasin Plan Strategy Page Nos
Collect baseline data at project locations. Measure abiotic and biotic stream habitat variables including channel morphology, substrate compostition, water chemistry, fish and invertebrate community compostition, desities, and biomass. Upper Snake Monitor and evaluate the distribution and population strength of focal species within the subbasin. 3-14 mgt. plan
Deter and reduce non-game fish migrations Maintain permanent weir on Spring Creek. Remove common carp (Cyprinus carpio) from Clear Creek, Big Jimmy and Spring Creeks when sampling. Reduce competition and predation of focal species. Upper Snake all strategies for N1a through e in management plan. 3-13;3-14
Increase juvenile and adult salmonid habitat. Evaluate habitat enhancement projects completed in previous years to modify for increased efficacy. Will continue on existing sites as in previous years and begin in 2007 for new Spring Creek site. Construct and install new habitat structures in project areas. Upper Snake Inventory and prioritize reaches critical for life history stages of focal species. Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of a habitat restoration plan improving priority reaches of focal species. 3-10 mgt. plan
Prepare report on project progress and results. Analyze data and draft annual report containing information listed in the terms and conditions of contract 92-10. Upper Snake Submit quarterly and annual reports addressing progess by task on objectives and strategies. [Pg no blank]
Promote Tribal fisheries management objectives. Participate in forums and meetings tat affect regional use, storage, and regulation of Snake River flows to promote fisheries restoration. Solocit design and cost-share projects pertaining to Snake and Blackfoot rivers and American Falls reservoir habitat and enhancement and management. Upper Snake Strategies N2 a through f in plan. 3-13 mgt. plan
Protect and restore riparian for Reservation Plant pole cuutings of native willow and cottonwood and wetlands plants. erect fences to protect riparian areas and critical spawnining habitats. Implement grazing schemes to protect riparian areas. Maintain fences as needed. Upper Snake All strategies for I1 and I2 3-9 mgt. plan

Section 7: Work Elements
Work Elements and Associated Biological Objectives
Work Element Name Work Element Title Description Start Date End Date Estimated Budget
Remove or Relocate Predaceous Animals Remove Non-Game Fish Migrations Monitor, deter and reduce non-game/invasive fish migrations into the Fort Hall Bottoms streams to reduce predation and competition with native salmonids. 8/1/2007 10/1/2009 $2,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

Produce Environmental Compliance Documentation Prepare Environmental Compliance Documentation Prepare necessary environmental compliance documentation for Sucker Weir Modification of the Fort Hall Bottoms. 10/1/2008 10/1/2009 $75,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

Increase Instream Habitat Complexity Install Habitat Improvement Structures Install habitat improvement structures to increase existing juvenile and adult salmonid habitat 3/1/2007 2/28/2010 $150,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
* # of stream miles treated: 3km

Install Fence Install Fence Install and maintain fence to protect riparian areas and critical spawning habitats reservation wide--approx .75km miles annually 6/1/2007 10/31/2009 $60,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

Plant Vegetation Protect and Restore Riparian Habitats of Reservation Streams Plant native willow and wetlands plugs on sloped bank on the Bottoms. Sites in 2007 - 2010 will be planted with approx. total 150,000 plugs and 50,000 willows. 3/1/2007 10/1/2009 $200,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

EXPIRED: Replace/Maintain Instream Structure Repair and Modify Sucker Weir on Spring Creek $ 0
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

Manage and Administer Projects Manage and Administer Contract Provide oversight of the project, through construction. Respond to BPA as requested, providing financial, contractual, and administrative documents. 3/1/2007 2/28/2010 $6,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

Outreach and Education Coordination Participate in forums that affect Fort Hall Reservation streams, and promote fisheries to Tribal membership and public 3/1/2007 2/28/2010 $6,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

Produce Annual Report Produce Annual Report [Work Element Description Not Entered] 12/1/2007 1/1/2010 $3,500
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

Produce Status Report Produce quarterly status reports Monthly status report via email to BPA indicating each work element milestone as green(on time), yellow(risk of late), and red(not complete be target date). 3/1/2007 2/28/2010 $2,500
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data Collect Data at Project Locations Measure variables in treatment and control strata in Big Jimmy, Spring, Clear, and Diggie creeks on the Bottoms including stream cross-section profiles, substrate composition, bank stability, instream and riparian vegetation composition, water temperature and invertebrate/fish population estimates. Variables measured in other project streams less exhaustive. 4/1/2007 10/31/2009 $240,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data Monitor and Evaluate Enhancement Projects Evaluate habitat enhancement projects implemented in previous years to determine which methods most effectively increased salmonid biomass, usable habitat and bank stability using Analysis of variance (ANOVA). 6/30/2007 10/31/2009 $80,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element


Section 8: Budget

Itemized Estimated Budget
Item Note FY 2007 Cost FY 2008 Cost FY 2009 Cost
Personnel Resident Fisheries Coordinator, Fish and Wildlife Coordin., Field Biologist Intern, 12month tech., part-time tech., secretary $61,000 $61,000 $61,000
Fringe Benefits 34% $20,740 $20,740 $20,740
Supplies field supplies, office supplies $5,500 $5,500 $5,500
Travel Proffesional, Society meetings, relevant workshops $4,000 $4,000 $4,000
Capital Equipment vehicle(2006 GMC)lease, atv $9,470 $9,470 $9,470
Overhead 28% of salaries and Fringe $23,931 $23,931 $23,931
Other operations and maintenance $5,000 $5,000 $5,000
Other sub-contractor (EA, EIS, Planting) $20,000 $70,000 $70,000
Other capital purchases(fencing, wetlands plugs) $96,000 $96,000 $84,077
Totals $245,641 $295,641 $283,718

Total Estimated FY 2007-2009 Budgets
Total Itemized Budget$825,000
Total Work Element budget$825,000

Cost sharing
Funding Source or Organization Item or Service Provided FY 2007 Est Value ($) FY 2008 Est Value ($) FY 2009 Est Value ($) Cash or in-kind? Status
Bureau of Indian Affairs BIA 638 Resident Fisheries Program $96,000 $96,000 $96,000 Cash Confirmed
Totals $96,000 $96,000 $96,000

Section 9: Project Future
Project Future Costs and/or Termination
FY 2010 Est Budget FY 2011 Est Budget Comments
$160,000 $160,000 Monitoring and Evaluation, and operations and maintenance.
Future Operations & Maintenance Costs
90,000 for project maintenance which includes enchancement projects and equipment.
 
Termination Date Comments
none
 
Final Deliverables

Section 10: Narrative
Document Type Size Date
Fix-it Loop Documents
Documents Originally Submitted with this Proposal

Part 2 of 2. Reviews of Proposal
Administrative Review Group (ARG) Results
Account Type:
Expense
No changes were made to this proposal


NPCC Final Funding Recommendations (October 23, 2006) [Full NPCC Council Recs]

FY 2007 NPCC Rec
$245,805
FY 2008 NPCC Rec
$295,641
FY 2009 NPCC Rec
$283,718
Total NPCC Rec
$825,164
Budget Type:Expense
Budget Category:ProvinceExpense
Recommendation:Fund
NPCC Comments: Address ISRP concerns during contracting.


NPCC Draft Funding Recommendations (September 15, 2006) [Full NPCC Council Recs]

FY 2007 NPCC Rec
$245,805
FY 2008 NPCC Rec
$295,641
FY 2009 NPCC Rec
$283,718
Total NPCC Rec
$825,164
FY 2007 MSRT Rec
$ 0
FY 2008 MSRT Rec
$ 0
FY 2009 MSRT Rec
$ 0
Total MSRT Rec
$ 0
Budget Category:ProvinceExpense
NPCC Comments:
NPCC Staff Comments: Address ISRP concerns during contracting.

Local or MSRT Comments: No change to proposed budget


Independent Scientific Review Panel Final Review (August 31, 2006) [Download full document]

Recommendation: Fundable in part
Comments: The proposal is improved from past proposals in terms of readability. Project results in the form of habitat and fish population changes are much more clearly described for Clear and Spring creeks. In future, results from other streams for which activities are being initiated should be described in a similar manner.

Tasks outlined in the proposal appear fundable, for Spring Creek and other project locations, except for those portions regarding Clear Creek. The response is of value in providing additional detail on the Clear Creek bison issue and suggests to reviewers that progress is being made toward a solution. Quoting from the response: “The Resident Fisheries Department is currently working with the Tribal Land Use Department (Range Department) and NRCS in surveying rangelands for development of a Range Management Plan (currently being drafted) and Tribal Enterprises which includes the Tribal Buffalo Herd Program to assess what the pasture can sustain and reduce the size of the herd accordingly, and a rotational scheme between other pastures. In addition, The Resident Fisheries Program is working with Tribal Water Quality staff develop water quality standards for the Fort Hall Reservation. As mentioned previously, additional funding has been made available through BPA for fence purchasing. Plans for restoring the buffalo fence are underway for a short-term solution until management plans can be implemented in for the tribal buffalo herd. No time line is currently available as of this response but approval to initiate the process by Fort Hall Business Council will take place in August 2006.”

Therefore, Clear Creek fisheries activities are not fundable until adequate resolution is reached, as described above, to preclude future sediment delivery into the stream from the buffalo pasture source.


Independent Scientific Review Panel Preliminary Review (June 2, 2006) [Download full document]

Recommendation: Response requested
Comments: The proposal is improved from past proposals in terms of readability. However, as the ISRP noted in its previous review of this project, an issue with livestock management remains unresolved; namely, a bison herd in the upper basin compromises the work proposed by this project in the lower basin. A response is needed on strategies and alternatives to deal with this dilemma.

Previous comments: Fundable. The response provided valuable information and clarified several items from the proposal. In spite of the long history of the project (start date of 1992), livestock management issues still appear to be unresolved (as discussed in the response) and may be limiting the benefits of the past habitat improvement actions. These issues need to be resolved before further funding of the project can be justified from a technical perspective.

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